Building Resiliency and Voice with Early Career Educators

Are you within the first five years of your education career? 
Are you interested in strengthening your own resilience and professional voice alongside other early career educator members in Minnesota? 

As a benefit of your membership, early career educators are encouraged to apply for this free professional development opportunity.

Using our central course text, Elena Aguilar’s Onward, BRAVE participants will receive support, mentorship and professional development in establishing work/life balance, building culturally-responsive classrooms and instructional strategies, and developing skills to use their voice to advocate for their students and schools. And, most importantly, this five-session, cohort-based course provides our early career educators with both time and a safe space to connect with their newer colleagues from across the state who are facing similar systemic concerns in their own locals. 

Please register no later than Wednesday, November 22nd.

Session Dates 

Each course is scheduled from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024 (via Zoom)
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 (via Zoom)
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024 (via Zoom)
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 (via Zoom)
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 (in-person at Education Minnesota Headquarters, St. Paul) 

Course Benefits:

  • Each participant will receive one copy of Elena Aguilar’s Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and The Onward Workbook
  • 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) pending full course completion
  • Option to pay for graduate credit from Minnesota State University Mankato School of Education pending completion of additional course work
  • Professional development speakers on Trauma-Informed Instruction, Cultural Competency, LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Support, Union Resources and Public Education Stakeholder Communication
  • Mileage and meals for final in-person session (and hotel accommodations, if needed, for those who live greater than 35 miles from St. Paul)
  • Five-session, cohort-based peer and professional support

BRAVE Registration Form

Program Coordinator Contact Information:
Melissa Del Rosario, Education Issues Specialist
(651) 247-5548

Program Coordinator Office Assistant:
Elizabeth Pettersen, Education Issues Support
(651) 292-4893